Our PE approach is centred around developing physical and cognitive skills, inspiring children and enthusing their learning. This is delivered through our pedagogical approach where we ‘sow the seed’ and introduce the children to a new set of skills or game. The children are also given a range of sports that these skills can be applied to.
We ‘engage’ the children in their learning through an activation activity that introduces new skills and games then encourage the children to talk about their learning and how they can adapt the game.
We ‘develop’ the skills lesson on lesson: Teaching and revisiting skills, working within a team and applying skills to different games. Through questioning and application, we enable children to explore their own abilities, challenging themselves and giving them ownership over their own development.
Modelling is a key part of PE to ensure the children view examples. We model vocabulary, skills and how to apply them within different scenarios. They are also given opportunities to challenge themselves by beating a personal best or through their choice of equipment.
We ‘harvest’ by creating a performance or final game to apply all of their learning from each unit of work. Furthermore, they are given opportunities to apply their learning within clubs and competitions.
We ensure that all children have the ability and opportunity to develop their physical literacy, whilst encouraging a positive mental wellbeing. At Aspin Park Academy, we aim to inspire all children to be physically active, through an adaptive and varied curriculum creating happy, resilient and respectful pupils. We strive to motivate children to maintain a positive attitude towards living healthily and actively, and help them apply this learning both in and out of school.
From January 2022, we will be introducing a new PE Scheme to support the teaching of PE across school. This scheme is called Beyond the Physical and allows for continued progression throughout school, as well as lessons being differentiated and is adapted to suit the needs of all pupils. The scheme focuses on the core skills required for the children’s development and then applies these within a variety of games.
By the end of Year 6, we expect the children have developed high quality balance, agility and coordination, to have developed effective flexibility, strength technique, control and balance and to broaden their range movements and link them to create a sequence. They will be able to perform dances using a range of movement patterns and use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination. Children will be expected to develop and apply tactics within games as well as comparing and evaluating their own and others performance. Finally, by Year 6 the children will have been given opportunities to compete in sport and other activities (that build character and embed values), allowing them to apply their cognitive and physical learning.
‘I love PE because I get to try new sports and learn new skills.’
At Aspin we like to offer a range of after school sporting clubs for the children to participate in.
Autumn Term Clubs
Y1/2 Archery club:
Y3/4 Curling club:
Spring Term Clubs
Y1/2 Archery club
Y3/4 Curling club
Y5/6 Tag Rugby club
Here are some books that are inspired by physical activity and will hopefully inspire children to be physically active themselves.
Elephants Cannot Dance, Watch me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems
Angelina Ballerina Ice Skates by Katharine Holabird
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Spot Loves Sports by Eric Hill
Cool Skateboarding Facts by Sandy Donovan and Gail Saunders-Smith, PhD
The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness by Lizzy Rockwell
Get Up and Go! By Nancy Carlson